I am considered to be one of the most pessimistic Arsenal fans around. Yet, even i never expected what happened last night. An abject performance by everyone involved. From Wenger to the last player.
Arsene Wenger has been responsible for the club’s greatest period and deserves loyalty from both the club and the fans. There is a no question about that. Unfortunately he has been leading the club in the wrong direction for years now. The results have been getting worse for some time now with an increasing frequency.
I used to think that Wenger knew what we needed to do in order to get the club back to winning ways but refused to compromise his philosophy regarding the type of football to be played at the club, its youth (which never produces any great players, we still just buy them) and transfer policies.
Now i think it’s because he does not know what he is doing anymore. His abilities have either abandoned him or he is just stuck in the ways which made him so successful 7 years ago while others have caught up and surpassed him in the meantime. It’s not that he does not want to change, it’s because he does not know what and how to change.
I used to get angry whenever i saw him protesting to the 4th official or listening to his excuses regarding bad pitches. Not anymore. I just feel sorry for him because even he can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and he just looks so exhausted. He looks like he has given up.